Sunday, November 11, 2007

WHAT THE FOOL SAYS

"The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" - Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart what he cannot prove. The fool should first prove where all of this stuff came from before he starts declaring "there is no God" (Ps. 53:1). And when Fools starts saying what God cares about, or doesn't care about, they ought to first prove it from Scripture. Fools makes assertions on things they can't prove. Their favorite non-hermeneutic principle says, "You can do what you want if the Bible doesn't specifically forbid it." That is called being presumptuous. And it's just as Paul said, "They want to be teachers" but they "don't understand" what they claim to be an experts on (1 Tim. 1:7). They cannot be trusted to teach. It is funny to be judged by the non-judgmental Fool who tells the church how wrong it is to judge. They tell you you are wrong at the same time they declare that they don't judge others. They are doing what they say shouldn't be done. Foolish. Why do they have an audience? They backbite and whisper about others. "He who spreads slander is a fool" (Pro. 10:18). That is a wicked person who should not be listened to. And you cannot teach a fool. "The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined" (Pro. 10:8). They misuse the words of Jesus so they won't be found out (Mt. 5:22). They twist and distort the truth. Thinking they are super-intelligent above their peers: "A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind" (Pro. 18:2). Why listen to fools?

Listen to God. Listen to Jesus. Listen to those that Jesus commissioned to spread the Gospel through the world. Listen to the Elders. Listen to the Aposltes, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers (Eph. 4). Listen to those who love Word and faithfully teach it (2 Tim. 4:1ff). But do not listen to a Fool.

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